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Course Commercial Property: Introduction for Paralegals


If you have little or no knowledge of commercial property law, this course has been designed with you in mind. Whether you are a paralegal just starting out in commercial property or a junior member of the commercial property department seeking a basic grounding in commercial property, this course is for you.

Whatever your role, your knowledge will be increased so that you can be a more valuable member of the commercial property team. Importantly, it will also equip you to enhance your support to fee earners, which means they can then delegate more tasks and improve productivity.

What are the key stages in commercial conveyancing, and what are they for? What are searches and enquiries and which should I be undertaking? Why are the lease terms so important? This course will give you a comprehensive grounding in the essential law and practice of commercial property, including landlord and tenant – covering all these issues and more.

Key learning outcomes

  • Understand the basic conveyancing process
  • Familiarity with searches, standard commercial property enquiries, and conditions of sale
  • Appreciate potential pitfalls of Stamp Duty Land Tax returns

What does this course cover?

This course covers the basics of commercial property conveyancing, including:

  • An Outline of Basic Conveyancing Procedures

    • Searches and enquiries
    • Contract and completion
    • Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), registration and HM Land Registry

  • Sale and Purchase of Commercial Property

    • The basic procedure
    • What the Standard Commercial Property Conditions are and what they mean
    • Standard forms of Commercial Property Enquiries and how they are used
    • Other searches and enquiries to be undertaken
    • Standard forms of Report on Title

  • Planning and other Statutory Requirements
  • Business Leases

    • The form and main contents of a typical business lease (by reference to a specimen lease)

  • Negotiating a Commercial Lease: main points to watch out for

    • Premises
    • Insurance
    • Repairing obligations and schedules of condition
    • Rent review
    • Service charges
    • User clauses
    • Break rights
    • Signs, parking, services, shared facilities

  • The Code of Practice for Commercial Leases
  • Statutory Protection for Business Tenants; Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

    • The statutory protection given
    • Contracting out
    • Procedures for ending and renewing business leases
    • Drafting and serving notices under s25 and s26 of the 1954 Act
    • Compensation for the tenant

  • Stamp Duty Land Tax

    • Many unhappy returns: ensuring the client understands continuing need to submit SDLT returns
    • Client care considerations

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6 hours


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Hannah MackinlayDetails


This is a brilliant course for anyone starting their legal career in commercial property.

Usman Miah - Outset Legal LLP




Wed 20 Nov 2019 Book

09:30 | London
Hannah Mackinlay

Tue 26 Nov 2019 Book

09:30 | Birmingham
Hannah Mackinlay

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